Can Apple’s Night Shift color-shifting display really help you fall asleep faster?

“Last week, Apple released iOS 9.3 and introduced ‘Night Shift’ — a way of modifying the computer’s display so that less blue light is present — to millions of iPhones and iPads,” Elizabeth Lopatto reports for The Verge.

“The feature, if enabled, will automatically take effect when the sun goes down, making the phone look ‘warmer’ as the screen displays more of the yellow-orange end of the spectrum,” Lopatto reports. “In its description of Night Shift, Apple insinuates that it is designed to help you fall asleep easier, if you happen to be up late using your smartphone or tablet.”

“All three experts [we consulted] agree: removing blue light — assuming the Apple filter is effective — won’t necessarily make you sleep better or prevent the side-effects of eyestrain, like headaches. (None of the experts I called mentioned any harmful side-effects from Night Shift; at worst, it’s probably just ineffective),” Lopatto reports. “The best way to fall asleep easily is the same as it ever was: don’t use your electronic devices late into the evening. Night Shift may help, but it’s not the magic solution for sweet dreams.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: For us, Apple’s Night Shift works, just like F.lux has worked on our Macs for quite some time. Whether its a placebo effect or real, who cares? It works for us! We expect we’ll see Night Shift for OS X at WWDC 2016 in June.

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